A mild and very wet winter led to an early and even budbreak (around the 25th of March). The wet weather lasted all the way through Spring accompanied by some very cool temperatures. Rainfall was very high (820 mm) for the first half year which meant the water tables were greatly replenished. Miraculously, full flowering took place between the 7th and the 11th of June which was a 5-day period of lovely weather and relatively hot temperatures. These conditions encouraged a quick and uniform flowering followed by a good return of fruit. The midpoint of the colour change of the berries happened around the 10th of August, with excellent uniformity across all the grape varieties. Despite these unpredictable swings of Nature, the heat and the absence of rain, the vines could maintain a healthy foliage right up to the beginning of the harvest thanks both to the water reserves and to the ploughing of the plots. Harvesting started 8 days late. Light showers at the beginning of September and a lovely Indian summer during the picking meant that all the grape varieties achieved perfect ripeness and a healthy condition placing the 2016 vintage among the great vintages.
Period of harvest
From September 6th to 20th, 2016
60% Sauvignon blanc – 40% Semillon
The Lacroix-Martillac 2016 is a pale-yellow colour with green highlights. An intense and fresh nose, on typical aromas of Sauvignon: blackcurrant buds, citrus and white peach. The mouth is juicy, fresh and pleasing. A long finish, marked by its freshness.
Between 10°C / 50°F and 12°C / 53°F.